DIG for Sunday the 7th of June…..heaven will be great, but life is meant to be great right now…..3 John 2

I am sure Heaven will be awesome, there are many descriptions in the Word and of course we will be in the presence of the Lord.

But to be honest I am more concerned with life here on earth than anticipating what it will be like in Heaven.

Far too much time in the body of Christ today is spent wishing and hoping and longing for being in Heaven; singing of that glorious day, thinking how great it will be when the pain and struggles of this life are over, looking forward to the blessings waiting there for us.

This is the wrong attitude to have, and to be completely honest it is not a great witness!

Life is not a preamble to Heaven, and it is not something to endure until we get into Glory.

Life is for the living, like I saw once in an advertisement for Christian Aid, “We believe in life before death”.

Jesus died so that we could live a life of health and abundance (John 10 v 10 and 3 John 2).

Jesus died so that as believers we could have all spiritual blessings right here and right now (Ephesians 1 v 3).

Jesus died so that we could have all that pertains to life and godliness right now (2 Peter 1 v 3).

The Christian life should not be a THEN life, it is a NOW life.

In this life we are blessed, highly favoured and deeply love by the Lord and it is meant to be enjoyed.

Yes, there will be trials and struggles, the Word tells us so, but these are to be triumphed over and not endured.

Life is for living, not for longing and hoping!

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for all spiritual blessings, for health and for abundance, all supplied to me already through the finished work of Jesus”.

3 John 2…..Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth


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